Saturday 5 May 2018
Take on the Lake and make it your greatest challenge in 2018. Known affectionately as the "People's Marathon" the iconic Rotorua Marathon is Australasia's oldest major marathon event.
8:20am - Start for Marathon runners
8:25am - Start for all Marathon walkers
The Rotorua Marathon celebrates 54 years in 2018, with all marathon finishers receiving a souvenir event T-shirt and Finishers medal.
The start line is on Queens Drive within the Government Gardens, Rotorua, and is marked by a Start Banner on event day. We ask runners to line up first, behind the appropriate sign that indicates the time they anticipate completing the marathon in. This will then allow the start to go, and flow smoothly. Ensure you go under the Start banner for your timing chip to be recorded.
Personalised Drink bottle Stop Stations
Drink bottles must be delivered to the team at registration before 8pm on Friday 4 May. Bottles must be clearly labeled with name, race number and station. Personalised bottles will be the first table at each of these stations.
No 3 – 9.3km
No 6 – 19.5km
No 8 – 27.8km
No 11 – 37.0km
Marathon entrants must be 18 years or older. Ages taken on event day.
Official event timing will cease at 5pm. Those crossing the finish line after this time will be deemed not to have finished and will not be eligible for the finisher's medal.
Minor spot prizes can be won after picking up your event number at registration. Major Spot Prizes are randomly drawn throughout the day and winners will notified via the Big Screen from noon - please collect your prize from event HQ in the Events centre, where all entrants from all events are eligible.